ThingsCon Amsterdam 2016 keynote: A responsible Internet of Things

December 1, 2016

This week we’re in the Netherlands for ThingsCon Amsterdam, the largest ThingsCon event this year (and one of an ever-growing number, see the event list <3).

The local team around Monique, Marcel & Iskander kindly asked me to give the keynote. I was honored and psyched obviously – here’s the slide deck for now.

The super short executive summary:
– We need to build IoT in a responsible & human-centric way, and we founded ThingsCon to promote this goal.
– It’s hard to get right because HARDWARE IS HARD, NETWORKED SYSTEMS INTRODUCE DYNAMICS OF POWER & CONTROL, and WE DON’T HAVE GOOD LANGUAGE TO DISCUSS IoT.
– The ThingsCon community tries to tackle this, and we think it’s both a duty and a privilege to do so. In fact, this is our chance to have a massive positive impact.

A proper write-up will (hopefully) follow later!